Despite serving as Toronto's de facto mascot, Drake has always acknowledged an allegiance to Houston, expanding his entertainment business empire to the Texas city last year. Now, the rapper has shared a message of sympathy to the people of Houston and provided a list of resources folks in the area can contact for help.
We are currently overseas in London and all I can think about is how devastated I am as I look at images of the damage Hurricane Harvey has caused. I am praying for the safety of all those affected. Houston has truly been a home to me over the last 8 years. Myself and @futuretheprince are working with local relief groups to aid and assist the people of Texas in anyway we can and in the most immediate way possible. I also want to thank all the men and women of service and volunteers for their courageous efforts to help people in need. I encourage everyone to do what they can to assist the people of Texas knowing whatever effort you can make to help will go a long way.
He's not the only high-profile Houston backer showing his support, though. His "Mine" collaborator and Houston-born heroine Beyoncé has also acknowledged the devastation in her home state. She shared a photo of her waving the Texan flag with the message: "Texas, you are in my prayers."
A series of other celebrities have also voiced their support for Texas on Twitter. See a selection of those tweets below.
Praying for everyone who is being affected by hurricane Harvey! Praying everyone is safe 💗— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 25, 2017
Sending love to my home state. Sit this buckin' bronc, y'all! 😬 https://t.co/YhgAjFz3Ht— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) August 26, 2017
SENDING ❤️& PRAYERS 🙏🏻TO— Cher (@cher) August 25, 2017
ALL TEXANS‼️Lived in Galveston & Burleson,🎤Toured🌟State For 50yrs.🎥Silkwood In Dallas. HAVE LOVED ONES IN TEXAS💋
Texas, you are in my prayers. #Harvey— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) August 25, 2017